Soho Playa Hotel
What We Love
- Daily American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Prime location just a block from Playa del Carmen’s restaurant- and bar-lined Fifth Avenue
- Alfresco yoga classes beside the rooftop pool
- The hotel offers a 50 percent discount on passes to Mamita’s Beach Club
What To Know
- In-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block
- The beach is a five-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Urban style at the beach. The Soho Playa is a modern four-story construction with a boxy façade defined by hammock-strung balconies. Full walls of glass and a centerpiece water feature lend a Zen atmosphere in the lobby, which opens onto the bistro, where a tasty à la carte breakfast is served each morning. On the rooftop, guests have access to the petite pool and loungers, plus daily alfresco yoga classes and occasional dinners and events.
Bed and Bath
The comfy, spacious bedrooms are done up in purple and cream shades, with boho touches in the patchwork blankets, mismatched pillows and rough-hewn hardwood headboards. Most of the simple bathrooms have standalone glass showers, though a handful have deep soaking jet tubs. All the modern comforts are present, including free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and, in larger rooms, coffeemakers, but the best feature is the simplest: a private balcony strung with a colorful hammock made by local Mayan artisans.
Start your day with breakfast in the ground-floor bistro, or grab a coffee to go and make for Mamita’s Beach Club, a five-minute walk away. Guests receive 50 percent off lounger passes, but go early to claim yours and beat the crowds. Or you can head up to the hotel’s rooftop pool area for more secluded sun worship, plus Caribbean views. You can also take the daily yoga class on the rooftop; ask the staff for the monthly schedule. There’s no spa or fitness center, but in-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block.
In the Area
The Soho Playa is just a block from a prime patch of Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s frenetic main thoroughfare. There are curiously few good Mexican restaurants, but you’ll find local specialties at Maiz de Mar, Almirante Peche and the hip Plank. For beach time, nab your lounger early at Mamita’s Beach Club or arrive after dark for a dance party on the sand. For a dose of retail therapy, Fifth Avenue favorites include Narcisa and La Bikineria. Away from Playa, make the one-hour drive to hip Tulum for culture at the ancient Mayan ruins, top eats at Hartwood, Posada Margherita and Zamas, and eco-adventures in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
How to Get There
Great bed, shower, AC and loved the hammock on the patio! Breakfasts were fantastic and kept us full through lunch towards dinner. Not as loud as we expected based on other reviews. Slightly dim lights, but not outrageous. Great value for the price. Plus easy proximity to the beach, 5th Ave and easy drive from Cancun airport with their free parking. Win win win
We really enjoyed Soho Playa Hotel. They had underground parking for our rental car and the location was perfect. Jasmine, at reception was a phenomenal host. She was able to give us suggestions for everything we wanted to do and she was also really funny. Someone give her a raise!
Just enjoyed a one week stay at the Soho Hotel. A great location just up from the lively 5th Avenue. Room was spacious with large comfy bed, air conditioning, good en suite and was cleaned to a high standard every day. Swimming pool and jacuzzi on the roof with drinks bar was a great asset too. Breakfast was served each day - choice of drinks, fruit and a cooked option - all very tasty. My only suggestion is to bring ear plugs for the weekends if you go to bed early as we were close to some live music bars but a small price to pay for the handy location and the live music was great. I cannot praise the staff at the hotel highly enough! They were always very friendly and went out of their way to help in any request. Would definitely recommend and would like to return.
Thank you for a great stay.
We stayed here for our honeymoon. We let the staff know we would arrive a few hours before check in time and they were able to accommodate us with no issue. Our room was decorated amazingly with a complementary wine bottle since it was our honeymoon.
The staff was amazing. They were always with a smile on their face. If there was ever any issue with your trip, they would quickly jump to resolve it. We had one of our tours not pick us up and when we commented this to the lobby staff, they were extremely helpful in finding alternative tours and other things to do in the day.
If I were to come to Playa del Carmen, I would certainly stay here again!
Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and well furnished though I wish there’d been a chair on the balcony.
Good value for money. Convenient location.
Even though my room was on the street It wasn’t noisy.
I’d stay here again.